It is with mixed emotions that Henrico Education Foundation announces the retirement of Paula Roop, Program Officer for Educational Initiatives, on September 30, 2022. Paula is an award-winning educator with a passionate commitment to fostering innovative approaches and her work has increased achievement of students across Henrico County Public Schools.
After 28 rewarding years in the classroom, Paula joined HEF as its first Program Officer in 2008. For more than 14 years she has designed and led innovative initiatives and HEF educational grant programs impacting more than 600,000 students, teachers and parents. Her passion for education, persuasive grant writing skills and keen eye for detail have been a key part of the Foundation’s growth. We appreciate her amazing work and dedication. We thank Paula for her service and wish her much happiness in this next chapter.
The Foundation is pleased that Erin Daniel, current Innovative Learning Coach at Quioccasin Middle School, will join HEF on August 15 to transition into the Program Officer for Educational Initiatives role. Paula and Erin will work collaboratively to insure a smooth and productive shift of responsibilities.